We developed this model over three years for BEIS (previously known as DECC), to underpin the Housing Energy Fact File and Energy Consumption in the UK, and to inform housing policy decisions. It was published to encourage scrutiny of the model, and in line with Government policies on transparency. The model is is now feeding into the National Household Model – a model for Great Britain that will run upgrade scenarios. The Cambridge Housing Model uses English Housing Survey data, coupled to a SAP-based energy calculator, to estimate energy use and CO2 emissions for all homes in England, broken down by final use. The Model and User Guide are available on Hightail.
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